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Two-dimensional networks in materials science

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Da  29/10/201929/10/2019

Martedì 29 ottobre 2019, alle ore 18:00, presso la Sala Cappella, ex Ospedale Militare, via Fabio Severo 40, a Trieste, avrà luogo la conferenza di Hande Toffoli, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, dal titolo:

Two-dimensional networks in materials science

La conferenza è organizzata dal Collegio universitario Luciano Fonda di Trieste.

In 2004, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov successfully produced a curious material in isolation [1]. As simple as just a hexagonal network of tightly bound carbon atoms, this material, graphene, happens to be atomically thin yet incredibly strong, lightweight, a great conductor of heat and electricity, and almost entirely transparent.

Due to these extraordinary properties, the possible applications of graphene in scaled-down electronics, alternative energy, smart clothes, ballistics, filtration systems, computers and many more fields are unbounded. In fact, such great is its promise that Geim and Novoselov’s isolation technique, known commonly as the “Scotch-tape” method, since it consists of pushing a piece of sticky tape onto a graphite sample and transferring it to a substrate, won them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.